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January 29, 2000 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe people here really believed Michael Jordan when he retired last January and told the world he was looking forward to car-pooling his kids to school. While the rest of the world was saying "Yeah, right!" folks here seemed to think they and they alone would have their beloved Michael forever. "See, he loves us as much as we love him," Chicagoans sighed, maybe thinking Jordan would repair to his Highland Park estate, content to clip coupons, shine his earring, and wax his lovely head as the years slipped away.
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September 26, 2001 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Jordan is back. Again. Three years after winning his sixth NBA championship and vowing there was a 99.9 percent chance he would never play professional basketball again, Jordan revealed one of the worst-kept secrets in sports yesterday. He officially announced that he will return to a game he dominated for a decade. The announcement was made without the euphoria and hype associated with his first return from retirement in 1995. Jordan said in a news release that he would return as a player for the Washington Wizards.
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October 30, 2001 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There won't be an empty seat available at Madison Square Garden tonight. Security will be out in full force. Scalpers have asked for thousands, and fans with tickets won't sell theirs for thousands. All because Michael Jordan has returned. Again. The same Michael Jordan who spent 14 seasons establishing himself as the preeminent offensive force in the NBA is coming back after a three-year hiatus, bigger and stronger and just as hungry as ever. Jordan weighs about 218 pounds.
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November 23, 2010
Who: Sixers (3-10) at Washington Wizards (4-8) When: 7 o'clock Where: Verizon Center TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WIP (610-AM)
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May 22, 2010
Celts' home jinx Having won the first two, the Boston Celtics are back home to play the Orlando Magic for Game 3 on Saturday, but that's not necessarily a good thing. The Celtics were one of only two NBA teams with a better record on the road than at home this season. 'Overzealous' staffer There it was on Facebook for all to see: the Washington Wizards telling the world they will draft John Wall with the No. 1 pick. Myron Goodman made the posting Friday on a Facebook page for University of Kentucky alumni.
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April 6, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
In danger of missing the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 years and struggling at 13-19, the Washington Wizards fired coach Bernie Bickerstaff yesterday and replaced him on an interim basis with assistant Jim Brovelli. General manager Wes Unseld said he would start contacting coaching candidates immediately, although he did not rule out Brovelli as a long-term solution. Bickerstaff's dismissal is the NBA's fourth coaching change this season, following Del Harris (Lakers), Dave Cowens (Charlotte)
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July 24, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Raja Bell of the 76ers was named the most valuable player of the Shaw's Pro Summer League in Boston yesterday. Playing with a Sixers team made up of rookies, free agents and reserves, Bell led the one-week league in scoring, with an average of 21.7 points per game over six games. He also had 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Bell, a guard, and Sixers forward Jumaine Jones were named to the all-league team, along with Dion Glover of the Atlanta Hawks, Kwame Brown of the Washington Wizards, and Joe Johnston of the Boston Celtics.
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April 10, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN HE LEARNED before the game that Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was going to sit for that ever-popular reason of rest, Sixers coach Brett Brown turned his focus straight to Wizards center Marcin Gortat. No surprise there, as last week in Washington the 6-11, 240-pound center torched Brown's club for 23 points and 14 rebounds, making 10 of his 11 shots. What was surprising last night was how many times the 76ers defense managed to lose sight of the hulking center at the Wells Fargo Center, particularly in the first half.
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April 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The 76ers entered the merciful final week of their season Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, a team so disinterested in the outcome that star guard John Wall was given the night off to rest up for more important nights to come. Not that it mattered. The Wizards exploited a confused Sixers defense, shot 65.3 percent from the floor, and won, 119-90. As if that wasn't ugly enough, Nerlens Noel sprained his right ankle in the final quarter, apparently a significant sprain, and he is even money to be shut down for the rest of the season.
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April 3, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - With a few more struggling performances like this for the 76ers, some of their desired NBA draft prospects will definitely be there for the taking. A 106-93 setback to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center was another step in the right direction toward securing a quality lottery pick. The Sixers remain in third place in the race to the bottom behind the cellar-dwelling New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves with six games remaining. If the season ended Wednesday, the Sixers (18-58)
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January 21, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - While yesterday was a day of celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King and his dream, the 76ers' game against the Washington Wizards was a complete nightmare. There was no equality on the court after about the first 5 minutes as the Wizards (29-13) dominated in every aspect of the game, turning an 8-7 deficit into a 28-point lead in the first half en route to a 111-76 stomping. Washington was bigger, faster, quicker and stronger than the Sixers, and it didn't take too long for the Wizards to have their way. "[There were]
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January 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers might want to ask the NBA to stop pairing them against the Washington Wizards on Martin Luther King's Birthday. They were defeated by the Wizards at the Verizon Center on the day honoring the civil rights leader for the second straight year. This time, the final score was 111-76 in front of 19,040. The Sixers dropped to 8-33. It was their fourth consecutive setback to the Wizards since defeating them on Nov. 1, 2013. Washington (29-13) has won two straight games and seven of the last nine.
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January 21, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - It seems like eons ago when Rasual Butler was draining long-range bombs at Roman Catholic and La Salle. But the 6-7 swingman, who is 12th all time in three-point percentage at La Salle (.360) and sixth in threes made (225) is still doing what he loves at the highest of levels. Now in his 12th NBA season, Butler has found a significant role with the upstart Washington Wizards. He hit a three late in the third quarter yesterday when the 76ers had cut the Washington lead to 16, settling a frazzled Wizards team at the time.
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January 22, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers came to Washington for two things. They wanted to pay tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They also hoped to beat the Washington Wizards. The Sixers had to settle for honoring the civil rights leader on his holiday. The Wizards took their third lead with 7 minutes, 22 seconds left in the first quarter and never surrendered it. Washington held on for a 107-99 victory at the Verizon Center. "You feel like you are . . . just small things away from really stealing a win or making it a winnable game with 30 seconds left," Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
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January 9, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BACK IN 1986, Ebony magazine featured local TV director Gregory David Reid as its most eligible bachelor. Oops! Two years later, Mr. Reid was no longer a bachelor, and Jet magazine told its readers how he had married Treena Sammons-Brooks on Jan. 16, 1988. Gregory was then a news director at WCAU-TV CBS (now NBC10), which he joined in 1981 as the 11 p.m. news director. Over the next 32 years, he directed other news programs, sports and entertainment shows, telethons, documentaries and just about everything else the station produced.
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January 6, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gregory D. Reid, 61, a news director at NBC10, the Philadelphia TV station, for the last 32 years, died of cancer at his home in Willingboro on Saturday, Dec. 21. At various times, he directed "the 4 o'clock, the 6 o'clock, and the morning show," as well as the 11 p.m. show, his wife, Treena, said. He also directed Sports Final , a recap of the day's sports results, she said. Born in Washington, Mr. Reid graduated from what is now McKinley Technology Education Campus there and earned a bachelor's in communications at what is now Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. In 1970, he won his first award, an American Film Institute honor, for Tech: A Day in the Life , about McKinley, where he was a student leader, his wife said.
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November 8, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN IT COMES to defense, the 76ers and coach Brett Brown have chosen a way they are willing to get beat. They are determined to protect the paint with everyone first, then get out on jump shooters second. They have perfected it - perfected it in that they are certainly getting beat that way. Badly. Last night the Washington Wizards, not one of the more prolific shooting teams in the NBA (or any other league, for that matter), drained a franchise-record 18 three-pointers in 33 attempts and rode that to a 116-102 victory, the first of their four-game season.
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